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  • Kindle gains popularity for university textbooks
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    Kindle gains popularity for university textbooks

    By 30 June 2008

    Online reports are suggesting that Amazon's Kindle, popular in the States in its own right as a consumer electronics device, may be getting a new lease of life in universities. The Princeton University Press is planning to launch textbooks on the Kindle...

  • Video: Dual display eBook reader concept revealed
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    Video: Dual display eBook reader concept revealed

    By 27 June 2008

    Researchers at Maryland and Berkeley Universities have created a concept for an eBook reader that takes the format even closer to a "normal" book. The new prototype has two displays and the two "leaves" can be opened and closed to simulate turning pages,...

  • Carphone offers free Toshiba laptops
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    Carphone offers free Toshiba laptops

    By 19 June 2008

    The Carphone Warehouse is offering more "free" laptops this time with a range from Toshiba free with broadband contracts worth £19.99 a month. The first model offered is the Toshiba L300-149, available from free on a contract from £19.99 a month on...

  • Carphone reveals good results but forecasts bleak outlook
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    Carphone reveals good results but forecasts bleak outlook

    By 12 June 2008

    The Carphone Warehouse has reported a 75% rise in pretax profit for the year to March, but has given a poor outlook for the year ahead. "We remain cautious in our outlook for the year ahead, given the poor economic climate and inflationary pressures on...

  • Griffin launches iPhone 3G accessories
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    Griffin launches iPhone 3G accessories

    By 11 June 2008

    Griffin has followed Belkin in announcing a whole range of accessories for the iPhone 3G. Either available now, or coming on 11 July, with the Carphone Warehouse the main stockist, are the following bits: Nu Form with EasyDock £18.99 This new case with...

  • O2 to offer iPhone 3G from free
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    O2 to offer iPhone 3G from free

    By 10 June 2008

    Following the brief statement sent out yesterday confirming they still had the exclusive for the iPhone 3G in the UK, O2 has now revealed pricing for Apple's next-gen device. O2 says it will get the iPhone 3G in the UK on 11 July and it will be offered...

  • Carphone offers Elonex "webbook" free on contract
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    Carphone offers Elonex "webbook" free on contract

    By 3 June 2008

    In the midst of UMPC news craziness, Carphone Warehouse has announced the launch of a 10.2-inch UMPC, an ultraportable "webbook", powered by Elonex Technology. The mobile phone retailer says it is ahead of the market with the webbook being the world's...

  • Sony Ericsson S500i "Flowers" launches
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    Sony Ericsson S500i "Flowers" launches

    By 3 June 2008

    Sony Ericsson has announced the limited edition S500i "Flowers" handset, available exclusively from The Carphone Warehouse stores from 3 June 2008. Described as "the phone for any fashionista who wants to have the season's freshest look", the handset...

  • Seiko Epson unveils A4 E-ink display
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    Seiko Epson unveils A4 E-ink display

    By 23 May 2008

    Seiko Epson has unveiled a 13.4-inch, A4-size electronic paper display that's considerably larger than its previous 7-inch offering. Offering a pixel count of 3104 x 4128 and definition is as high as 385ppi, the company says it could replace a traditional...

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    Orange to trial Read and Go e-newspaper in France

    By 22 May 2008

    Orange has announced it is to trial a new Read and Go scheme in France that it describes as the "first 3G-connected mobile newspaper kiosk". Claiming to combine the reading comfort of paper with the easy access and response of electronic media, the new...

  • Samsung F400 gets UK launch
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    Samsung F400 gets UK launch

    By 16 May 2008

    Samsung Mobile has announced the UK launch of their latest music mobile, the Samsung F400, with audio technology by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower. This stylish dual slider phone's big USP is high fidelity sound tuned by Bang & Olufsen and ICEpower audio technology...

  • Carphone Warehouse makes bid for Tiscali
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    Carphone Warehouse makes bid for Tiscali

    By 12 May 2008

    The world wide web is awash with rumours today, notably the whispers that US retailer Best Buy could be after a whole host of UK electronics chains including Dixons, Currys and Comet. And it seems the British company it already half owns, The Carphone...

  • Best Buy after Currys, Dixons and Comet
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    Best Buy after Currys, Dixons and Comet

    By 12 May 2008

    It seems the Best Buy execs have been mighty busy. Just last week, we reported on a £1bn joint venture will see US retailer Best Buy's vast array of consumer electronics sold through Carphone Warehouse. And now we have news that Best Buy may be after...

  • Best Buy stores coming to Europe
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    Best Buy stores coming to Europe

    By 8 May 2008

    Carphone Warehouse is going to take on the consumer electronics world. The British company, which has stores in eight European countries including France, Germany, Spain and Portugal as well as the UK, has signed a deal with American retail giant, Best...

  • O2 says iPhone "no longer available" in the UK
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    O2 says iPhone "no longer available" in the UK

    By 8 May 2008

    It seems as if the 3G iPhone might be closer than we think with the news this morning that O2, the operator partner for the device in the UK, has a page on its online shop declaring the 8GB and 16GB iPhone are "no longer available" in the UK. The 8GB...

  • Borders launching iLiad e-book reader
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    Borders launching iLiad e-book reader

    By 7 May 2008

    Borders has announced that it has teamed up with Philips off-shoot iRex Technologies to sell the newly introduced iLiad Book Edition e-book reader in some of its stores. Borders will be the first high street retailer in the UK to showcase the product,...

  • Samsung i200 Windows Mobile smartphone launches
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    Samsung i200 Windows Mobile smartphone launches

    By 7 May 2008

    Samsung has announced the launch of i200, "the slimmest smartphone in the world". With a bar-type design measuring in at 11.8mm thick, the i200 is described as the ideal choice for the style-conscious business professional. Supporting Windows Mobile 6.1,...

  • Amazon boss pens another Kindle open letter
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    Amazon boss pens another Kindle open letter

    By 29 April 2008

    Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has taken over the Amazon.com homepage again with another letter about the company's eBook reader, the Kindle. Unlike Bezos' last missive, that was an apology for the continued stock shortages of the device, this latest...

  • 8GB iPhone sold out in UK
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    8GB iPhone sold out in UK

    By 25 April 2008

    Carphone Warehouse has confirmed that it is completely out of stock of the 8GB iPhone in all its stores up and down the country. The news comes just hours after affiliate website Tradedoubler emailed customers to stop promoting the iPhone £100 promo...

  • Carphone Warehouse says iPhone "out of stock"
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    Carphone Warehouse says iPhone "out of stock"

    By 24 April 2008

    It seems that the £100 promo off the Apple iPhone announced earlier in the month from Carphone Warehouse has worked, amd worked a little too well. Web publishers running a promotion for the deal via the Tradedoubler affiliate website were sent an email...

  • iPhone price cut proves popular
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    iPhone price cut proves popular

    By 22 April 2008

    Reports are suggesting that the price cut for the iPhone has proven popular with cash-conscious consumers with the device selling out in certain locations. The iPhone's price was cut by O2 and Carphone Warehouse last week by £100, meaning the 8GB version...

  • Pocket-lint readers divided on Kindle ownership
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    Pocket-lint readers divided on Kindle ownership

    By 21 April 2008

    Amazon's e-book reader, the Kindle, appears to have proved massively popular since its launch in the States last year with the white device consistently sold out since it debuted. It seems that Amazon has now finally caught up with demand with the ecommerce...

  • Comment: Why has the iPhone price been slashed?
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    Comment: Why has the iPhone price been slashed?

    By 16 April 2008

    O2 and Carphone Warehouse have slashed £100 off the Apple iPhone, but as Apple refuses to follow suit, still listing the 8GB model on its website at £269, why have the two companies made the decision to reduce the price? It's a strange move when you...

  • £100 iPhone price drop official
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    £100 iPhone price drop official

    By 15 April 2008

    O2 has slashed £100 off the price of the iPhone in an attempt to drive sales on speculation that the mobile phone from Apple has performed badly in the tough UK market - and a new 3G model is incoming. The operator has announced a special offer on the...

  • BPI threatens Carphone Warehouse
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    BPI threatens Carphone Warehouse

    By 7 April 2008

    Carphone Warehouse has been threatened with an injunction by the BPI unless it agrees to controversial plans to "crack down" on customers who download music illegally. The Carphone Warehouse, with the TalkTalk branded broadband service had spoken out...